100 Years 100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition.

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MOVIE
YEAR
1
CITIZEN KANE
1941
2
THE GODFATHER
1972
3
CASABLANCA
1942
4
RAGING BULL
1980
5
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
1952
6
GONE WITH THE WIND
1939
7
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
1962
8
SCHINDLER’S LIST
1993
9
VERTIGO
1958
10
THE WIZARD OF OZ
1939
11
CITY LIGHTS
1931
12
THE SEARCHERS
1956
13
STAR WARS
1977
14
PSYCHO
1960
15
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
1968
16
SUNSET BLVD.
1950
17
THE GRADUATE
1967
18
THE GENERAL
1927
19
ON THE WATERFRONT
1954
20
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
1946
21
CHINATOWN
1974
22
SOME LIKE IT HOT
1959
23
THE GRAPES OF WRATH
1940
24
E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
1982
25
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
1962
26
MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
1939
27
HIGH NOON
1952
28
ALL ABOUT EVE
1950
29
DOUBLE INDEMNITY
1944
30
APOCALYPSE NOW
1979
31
THE MALTESE FALCON
1941
32
THE GODFATHER PART II
1974
33
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
1975
34
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
1937
35
ANNIE HALL
1977
36
THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
1957
37
THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES
1946
38
THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE
1948
39
DR. STRANGELOVE
1964
40
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
1965
41
KING KONG
1933
42
BONNIE AND CLYDE
1967
43
MIDNIGHT COWBOY
1969
44
THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
1940
45
SHANE
1953
46
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
1934
47
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
1951
48
REAR WINDOW
1954
49
INTOLERANCE
1916
50
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
2001
51
WEST SIDE STORY
1961
52
TAXI DRIVER
1976
53
THE DEER HUNTER
1978
54
M*A*S*H
1970
55
NORTH BY NORTHWEST
1959
56
JAWS
1975
57
ROCKY
1976
58
THE GOLD RUSH
1925
59
NASHVILLE
1975
60
DUCK SOUP
1933
61
SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS
1941
62
AMERICAN GRAFFITI
1973
63
CABARET
1972
64
NETWORK
1976
65
THE AFRICAN QUEEN
1951
66
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
1981
67
WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
1966
68
UNFORGIVEN
1992
69
TOOTSIE
1982
70
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
1971
71
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
1998
72
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
1994
73
BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
1969
74
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
1991
75
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
1967
76
FORREST GUMP
1994
77
ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN
1976
78
MODERN TIMES
1936
79
THE WILD BUNCH
1969
80
THE APARTMENT
1960
81
SPARTACUS
1960
82
SUNRISE
1927
83
TITANIC
1997
84
EASY RIDER
1969
85
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
1935
86
PLATOON
1986
87
12 ANGRY MEN
1957
88
BRINGING UP BABY
1938
89
THE SIXTH SENSE
1999
90
SWING TIME
1936
91
SOPHIE’S CHOICE
1982
92
GOODFELLAS
1990
93
THE FRENCH CONNECTION
1971
94
PULP FICTION
1994
95
THE LAST PICTURE SHOW
1971
96
DO THE RIGHT THING
1989
97
BLADE RUNNER
1982
98
YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
1942
99
TOY STORY
1995
100
BEN-HUR
1959
While the list is certainly debatable, it’s safe to say these film scholars knew what they were doing when they compiled the rankings. So I made a commitment: I will watch all 100 of these movies; starting at #100 and ending with #1.  After each of them, I will let you know what I think (without giving away any spoilers).  Each film will receive a Grade (A+, A, A-, B+, etc.).  Obviously, I acknowledge that these films have made the list for a reason, objectively they are all A or A+ movies.  But to give you a better impression of which on the list are the true standouts, I will try to designate my own judgement system.  Then I’ll go on to what I thought was great/poor about the film.  Some films may also be evaluated on how they advance the theme of liberty, using the Liberty Scale (1-10). The important part is YOU!  If you think you’re game, take the AFI 100 Movie Challenge along with me.  Make a commitment to watch each and every film on the list and that way, when you think my opinion of a film is idiotic, malformed, or misunderstood, you’ll be able to tell me why!  (And hopefully you’ll agree with me some too). I have lived in LA studying film for several years; but when it comes to these movies, I don’t want you to just take my word for it.  That’s why I’m challenging you to watch along with me!  Think of the enlightenment, the joy, and the intelligent conversations you’ll be able to have.  Let’s become movie experts, together! We start with #100: Ben-Hur.  Are you ready?]]>

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